Jared Hackett

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Jared Walker is, unbeknownst to him, the natural son of notorious Ben Hackett. Forced into killing Hackett, Jared heads west, where, discovering his true identity, he is compelled by circumstance to live by the gun. Will Jared and honky-tonk angel, Betsy, find redemption through their love?

The America of the 1880s was a nation of turbulent paradox. Streetcars ran where Iroquois had hunted. Glidden-wire fenced off grass that had been free. On the keyboard of a St. Louis brothel, Scott Joplin picked out the early chords of Ragtime, while the once-proud Plains Indians hunkered, sullen, on sparse reservations.

Yet, in the territories to the west, wild Apache raided still. Cattle grazed on shrinking open range. In the trail and river towns, the six-gun lawman’s work remained unfinished. Memories of civil-war festered in men’s hearts and minds, and its violent aftermath lingered on. The frontier closing, land grew scarce, and blood was spilled on such free grass as remained.

Jared Hackett is aimed to recreate the spirit of those wild days.
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About the author

Born in Leeds, Yorkshire, of Irish stock, the writer was educated by Jesuit priests, and at Leeds Polytechnic, Leeds University and at the University of Aston-in-Birmingham. He has been a lecturer and a labourer, a part-time soldier-of-the Queen, and (briefly) one of her full-time ‘guests’. He has travelled widely in Europe, North Africa, the U.S.A and Canada. American history is a lifelong compelling interest.

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Publisher
Simon and Schuster
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Published on
May 3, 2017
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Pages
200
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ISBN
9781682992333
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / General
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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Synopsis

Jade Roberts is in love with Talon Steel but no longer welcome in his home. While she resolves to move on, she still longs for the passion she and Talon shared…and when her boss asks her to dig up information on the Steels, she’s only too happy to comply. Talon and his brothers are hiding something, and Jade is determined to find out what it is.

The moment Talon saw Jade he wanted her, ached for her, craved her…and now his desire has become his obsession. He knows she deserves better than his broken soul, but he can’t stay away from her, and he finally confesses his love. If he and Jade are to have a future, he knows he must make peace with the dark shadows and horrors of his past.

But as Talon begins his journey of healing, Jade uncovers some startling secrets…

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